By Terry Rensel
One of the great perks of relocating from Alaska to central Virginia this past summer is that I get to have an almost constant emergence into all things Civil War pretty much whenever I want.
Yesterday was a perfect example of that. I tagged along with Chris Mackowski to Gettysburg for Remembrance Day, as he had some things to do with the American Battlefield Trust up there. I was planning on sticking around just long enough to see how ABT goes about doing their live videos, and then catch up with them for the parade. They graciously allowed me to tag along with them for the entire day, which I appreciated.
It was my first time going to Gettysburg for Remembrance Day, and I had no idea what to expect. We lucked out and had sunny skies for the first part of the day. As it was a long day, and we knew that weather was closing in, so Chris and I headed down the road for Fredericksburg once the parade finished because we wanted to put as many miles behind us as we could before the rain came.
I look forward to the next trip I get to take up there.